Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rejoice!



"… you are to rejoice before the LORD your God in everything you put your hand to. " Deuteronomy 12:18


My first blog…
I do rejoice and thank my God for all the talent and creativity He has given me to share.
It is a source of joy and happiness

… to take materials and make something cute and lovely or wacky and crazy or
bold and compelling to wear or display.

… when I can come up with something that’s also useful and functional.

… when someone else sees my items and stops me to ask about it

… when I can encourage someone else to discover their creativity and develop it.

I remember a time when I taught a class of seventh grade girls basic embroidery stitches. One girl in the class was from a very large (13 kids) family who lived in the projects in San Francisco. Hard to get a lot of attention when your from such a large family! She was borderline trouble and had very low self esteem. She was an excellent embroiderer and I encouraged her to develop it. She had to leave our private school and go back to public school. One day she came up to me at church, her face all aglow and you could hear the excitement in her voice. The principal of her school had seen her work and was so impressed with it he set up a display of it in one the school’s display cases. What joy! Things like that create strong memories and this one is over 30 years old but it still thrills me when I think of it. It’s treasures like that that make life enjoyable!

Encourage someone today! It will put a smile on your face for sure!

9 comments:

Sixsisters said...

This is so positive just like you. It is great, don't worry it will all come in time.

Chauncey said...

very nice, Rose! Best wishes on your new blog!

Dayna said...

That is a memory that not only you have but that young girl will carry throughout her life also. Great blog. Continue to share with us all!

liv said...

What a lovely start to your blog.

ZudaGay said...

Looks great, Rose!!! What a blessing you are!!!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Wonderful, Rose, and encouraging!
That quilt is beautiful. I love the square that is an Iris.
Keep posting!

joonbeam said...

Hi Rose and welcome to blogworld! A wonderful first entry and a beautiful story. reminds me of my teaching day gems so thank you for that. Been a while since I thought of them. Looking forward to more of your writing and photos. Looks great!

marion said...

Glorious colour, Rose. Welcome to blogworld!

Precious Quilts said...

Welcome to the world of Blogging!

Wonderful words and quilt - can't wait to read more!!